Browsing by Subject "Minimum wage"
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Publisher and Date:(Walter de Gruyter, 2020)We assess the effects of a sharp minimum wage increase on wages, informality, and employment in Turkey, a large developing economy with one of the highest minimum wage-to-average wage ratios among OECD countries and widespread discrepancies between labor market outcomes of women and of men. We look at the quasi-experimental 2016 minimum wage increase and pay attention to identifying information coming from demographic groups. We find that the increase in the minimum wage had an economically ...
Publisher and Date:(Kadir Has University, 2019)There is an ongoing controversy surrounding the minimum wage policy. On the one hand, proponents argue that minimum wage can support employment in the presence of a labor market monopsony; opponents, on the other hand, argue that minimum wage has adverse impact on employment outcomes. In this study, using the 33% minimum wage increase in 2016 in Turkey as a quasi-experiment and utilizing the regional variation in the fraction of workers a↵ected by minimum wage increases, I examine the impact ...